I’ll be presenting on the writings of Ihara Saikaku at the Global Medieval Studies workshop on “Periodization/ Diachronicity” (Paul Schalow) with Tamara Sears, Erik Wade on Friday, October 22nd, at noon (via Zoom). GMS Workshop 2021-2022
I presented a paper on “Substitution in the Uji Chapters” at the international roundtable on “Mi to kokoro in The Tale of Genji” organized by University of Paris and Waseda University, Tokyo on Dec. 12, 2020. The Zoom Webinar roundtable began at 3am US ET, 9am Paris, and 5pm Tokyo time. Opening remarks were by … Read More
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020–Paul Schalow, Rutgers University. My talk at the Tokyo School Online Symposium addressed the topic of “The Tale of Genji as World Literature.” Booklet of the Symposium Proceedings can be accessed here: http://gjs.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/data/essays/uploads/TokyoSchool-03.pdf The symposium organizer Prof. Kimura also advertised an upcoming online international roundtable organized by the Paris Genji Project that … Read More
I attended the 2020 annual meeting of the Association of Japanese Literary Studies at Emory University, Atlanta GA, January 24-25, 2020. Rutgers was scheduled to host the meeting in 2021-2022, but it has been postponed to 2022-2023 due to the pandemic.
I attended the international symposium “50 Years Later, Another Mishima?” held at the University of Paris (formerly Paris-Diderot University) from November 21-23, 2019. Prof. Thomas Garcin, one of the organizers of the event, wrote: “The aims of this event are threefold. By focusing on unknown or neglected texts, we would first like to emphasise the … Read More
Friday, 5 April 2019 Rutgers University, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures Recent scholarship on Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693) and Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848) has illuminated the literary influences, social contexts, and readership of the two authors who bracket the Edo period. Less apparent is the evolution or transformation of their influences, contexts, and readerships across the … Read More
Nominated for the 2007 Warren-Brooks Prize for Outstanding Literary Criticism, for A Poetics of Courtly Male Friendship in Heian Japan (University of Hawaii Press, 2007).